Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Evidence-Based Practice, Nurse-led Research Key to Patient Outcomes

In a two-part series, provides first-hand feedback from nurses presenting posters at the Oncology Nursing Society national conference, who share guidance for other nurses interested in research practice.

One of the researchers quoted, Nalo Hamilton, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar, advises nurses to recognize the contributions they can make to research practice and to realize that all research, whether small or large, makes a difference in nursing knowledge and patient care.

“As nurses, we can examine how we can improve our nursing interventions and showcase what we do in our research,” Hamilton tells “For example, we are great at health care prevention and can demonstrate through our research how, for example, patient education improves medication compliance and patient outcomes.”

All of the nurses interviewed noted that evidence-based practice projects and research in oncology nursing help nurses determine their role in improving patient care and outcomes.

Part I is available here
Part II is available here.  

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